9.29.2010

Wacky-world Wednesday.

   
Sometimes I worry a little about where our country is headed.   I find the political divisiveness to be disconcerting, the pop culture to be bewildering, and my own black-and white-certainties to be increasing in grayness at roughly the same rate as my hair.


I'm not young enough to know everything.
 Oscar Wilde


That's when I like to get out some old magazines and reassure myself 
that people were a bit unbalanced back in the good ol' days, as well.




I have concerns about this baby, for instance.





Not to mention this mother.





And if Russ or I looked like this getting dressed in the morning, I'd be a little suspicious.  
If this was before they invented anti-depressants, 
then what were they doing with their laundry products?  
Because it was obviously working.





I'd certainly need to take SOMETHING if I had to wear the kind of contraption 
it would require for me to look like this Barbie doll . . . er . . . housewife.






And what's in this zombie jello? 





(What isn't in it might be a better question. It looks loaded and dangerous.)




I saw a kid at the convenience store 
chug two 5 hour energy shots this morning, 
and it worried me. 



But after this 1953 housewife opened her bottle of "Joy" 



("Joy in a Bottle" -- that was the questionable caption)




She looked like she'd perhaps found something stronger than dish soap.




Just sayin'.  
I feel much better now.
I'm not going to worry so much about us . . .  for a few days.  



 

5 comments:

Karen M said...

You are so funny! I'm headed off to do dishes now. I'll let you know if it works!

susan m hinckley said...

Are you going to sniff it or drink it? Or smoke it?!

Allie said...

Haha - made me remember the old saying about hiring a teenager while they still know everything.

I think the world today is much as it ever was. But today, we have 24 hour media from around the world, and they hype it up for entertainment purposes. There's been crooked politicians since there WERE politicians, and every generation thinks they've invented music and sex.

Looking at your pics, I think it's probably they used to put cocaine in dish soap.....and possibly jello....

Leenie said...

Laughing and laughing. Good to know we aren't the first to be stupid and freaky and weird. Great post!

Pam said...

Sooo funny! Had those same type of illustrations too here in Australia courtesy of "The Australian Women's Weekly". They decided eventually to distribute the magazine on a monthly basis instead of weekly. It was quite the dilemma to know what to do with the title. Needless to say, it is still the Australian Women's Weekly regardless of distribution dates, and the publication is a wonderful record of how much things have changed over time.Wonderful post!

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